Kazakhstan, Iran to discuss oil and grain swaps
(Kazakhstan today) - Oil and grain swaps between Kazakhstan and Iran will be discussed during the visit of Kassymzhomart Tokayev, Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan, to Iran, due to take place on 6 - 7 June. Yerzhan Ashikbayev, official spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, made such statement at a briefing yesterday, May 29, Kazakhstan Today correspondent reports.
"In particular, a growth of the Kazakhstani oil supplies to the Iranian port of Neca on the Caspian Sea as a part of swap operations in South Iran. A growth of the Kazakhstani oil supplies to Iran will be discussed as well," - Mr. Ashikbayev said.
He observed that meetings between the Kazakhstani FM and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran, Manuchehr Mottaki, Foreign Minister of Iran, Ali Larijani, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, are going to take place during the visit, reports Trend.
"At the meetings the sides will review the current condition and prospects of bilateral relations in energy, agriculture, and transport," - Mr. Ashikbayev said. Also an exchange of opinions on regional security, settlement of the legal status of the Caspian Sea, strengthening co-operation within regional organisation, and activities of the Congress of World and Traditional Religions are going to be addressed at the talks.